Apple Walnut Cake
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Easy, super moist and delicious cake with large chunks of apples and chopped walnuts in every bite.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8 slices
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) oil (I used sunflower)
  • 250 grams (2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 150 grams (3/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 50 grams (1/4 cup) brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 250 grams (1 cup) applesauce
  • 2-3 apples, peeled, cored and chopped (around 300 grams, 10 oz)
  • 80 grams (2.8 oz) chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon slt
For the glaze:
  • 30 grams (2 tablespoons) melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 60 grams (1/2 cup) powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 180C (350 F).
  2. Grease a 25 cm (10inch) cast iron skillet with oil and line bottom with parchment paper. Or grease and flour 25 cm springform pan.
  3. Sift together flour and cornstarch few times. In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour and starch mixture, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, granulated sugar and brown sugar, until frothy around 2 minutes. Whisk in oil, vanilla extract and apple sauce.
  4. With a wooden spoon or rubber spatula slowly incorporate dry ingredients, mixing well with each addition.
  5. Stir in chopped nuts and apples. Pour into prepared skillet or springform pan and spread evenly. Top with sliced apples, if desired.
  6. Bake for 45-50 min, or until toothpick comes out dry. Rotate pan once or twice during baking. If the top starts to brown too fast, cover with aluminum foil.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool completely before topping with glaze and more chopped nuts.
  1. Whisk all ingredients together until smooth. Pour over cooled cake.
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